Weekly Roundup - Sept. 23

Learn more about the experiences of DACA students, join a cultural exchange program with Beyond Borders, apply to welcome new students as an Orientation Leader, or discover a new opportunity in this week's roundup of campus and community events.

Upcoming Center Programs


walk a mile in my shoes: exploring the narratives of daca students

"Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Exploring the Narratives of DACA Students" is an interactive activity and dialogue about immigration, focusing on the experiences of DACA recipients. The event will be hosted by The Center for Leadership and Social Change, the President's Council on Diversity and Inclusion, the Center for Global Engagement, and the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights. The event is open to all FSU students, faculty, and staff, but registration is required for the interactive portion. 

The event will be Thursday, Oct. 10.

Interactive Activity (must RSVP) - 5 - 7 p.m. in the Globe

Dialogue with Juan Escalante - 7 - 8 p.m. in the ASLC



Join an engage tlh service trip

EngageTLH allows students to get involved in regular or one-time service in the Tallahassee community, with different projects to choose from almost daily. EngageTLH service projects are offered at a variety of non-profit agencies at different days and times each week. Participants can sign up online to go on a service trip with EngageTLH as early as one week in advance and up to the day before the project. Space is limited, and the center provides transportation to and from the service site. 


EngageTLH is also looking for dedicated students to serve as facilitators for upcoming fall trips. Facilitators are responsible for leading at least one trip per week and keeping in regular contact with staff at a partner non-profit agency. Those interested in leading a service trip can email clsc-engage@fsu.edu.



Campus Opportunities


travel WITH beyond borders cultural exchange

Beyond Borders is a unique short-term cultural exchange program offering an alternative to traditional academic study abroad programs. Participants gain a rich understanding of the local culture and make long-lasting connections through this immersive experience. Small groups of 10-12 FSU participants will welcome incoming international students from Jamaica or Germany on FSU’s campus. Then the FSU group will travel abroad, spending one week at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica during FSU Spring Break; or 3 weeks after the end of spring semester at Studentenwerk in Dresden, Germany, where they will be hosted by the same international students. 

Information sessions will be held:

Every Wednesday until Oct. 30 at 12:00 p.m. in Globe room 2600 

Every Friday until Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. in Globe room 2600


The application deadlines are:

Jamaica - Friday, Sept. 27

Germany - Tuesday, Nov. 5



celebrate hispanic heritage month with hlsu

Between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15, HLSU will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month in conjunction with its celebration across the United States. Throughout the month, they will be hosting several events to honor Hispanic and Latinx heritage and culture. Upcoming events include:

Speaker: Kat Lazo! - Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 6:15 p.m. in the University Ballroom

Market Wednesday: Yard Show - Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 11:00 a.m. in the Moore Auditorium Courtyard

Café Con Pan/Cafe Con Pão: Faculty/Staff Mixer - Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11:00 a.m. in the State Ballroom

The complete schedule of events is available on the SGA website, linked below:



Fall dates announced for allies & safe zones 

Allies & Safe Zones is an ally development program to promote acceptance and support of LGBTQ+ people, coordinated through the offices of Student Governance and Advocacy at Florida State University. The program is open to all regardless of orientation, identity, or expression.

101 Workshops

The Allies & Safe Zones 101 workshop focuses on current and contextual history of vocabulary, some current issues, the basics of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and biological sex, and ways that we can be allies to the LGBTQ+ community in all contexts. Completion of the 101 workshop is required to take 200-level workshops in the future. The fall 101 workshops will be held in SSB 214, and the dates are:

Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

200-Level Workshops

The Allies & Safe Zones 200-level workshops are designed to provide participants with prior experience in the 101 workshop with a chance to gain deeper knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community through their own world views. The fall 200-level workshops will be held in SSB 214, and the dates are:

Personal Identity Development (202) - Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Trans Ally (201) - Friday, Oct. 25 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Navigating the Holidays (203) - Thursday, Nov. 14 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



hands-only cpr training offered by Campus Recreation

FSU Campus Recreation will be offering Hands-Only CPR training this fall. The purpose of the course is to teach untrained bystanders how to perform hands-only CPR. Having more bystanders trained in this simple skill can help save lives by putting more cardiac arrest victims within a few steps of lifesaving assistance. The course does not certify participants in CPR; however, it will give them the confidence to assist during a medical emergency until higher trained professionals arrive on scene. The training will also familiarize participants with Automated External Defibrillators.

The fall dates for this course are:

Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Friday, October 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 6 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



sustainable campus fall garden work days

Join Sustainable Campus at their fall garden workdays to learn more about organic gardening, weeding, and growing a variety of foods. It's a great way to make friends, take home organic food, and get involved with Sustainable Campus.

Weekly Workdays:

Mondays 12:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursdays 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.



Community Opportunities


Boys Town North florida luggage drive

The mission of Boys Town North Florida is to save children and heal families in the North Florida area. The youth placed at Boys Town often move from multiple placements each year on short notice; because of this, they frequently have to pack their items in trash bags. The luggage drive aims to alleviate that issue by collecting or purchasing gently used luggage and suitcases to donate to those who are placed at Boys Town North Florida to help add normalcy to an already difficult process. 




Scholarships, Jobs, and Internships 


fsu orientation leader applications open

Applications are now open to become a 2020 Orientation Leader! Applicants must be full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students, and must have completed at least 12 credit hours before January 2020. All applicants must attend an information session to apply. 

Applications are due Friday, October 4 on Handshake.

Information session dates are linked below.